Tag Archives: marking

Making a mockery of marking: The new GCSE English Language mocks

The following is a guest post from the mastermind of Comparative Judgement, Dr Chris Wheadon. The marking of English Language is likely to be extremely challenging this year. English Language has long form answer

Less marking, more feedback: A challenge and a proposal

I’ve been arguing for some time that if teachers spent less time marking (by which I mean writing comments on students’ work) then they might have a lot more time for giving

Marking is an act of folly

Contrary to popular belief, marking and feedback are not the same thing. Clearly they’re connected – and, ideally most marking has the intention of giving feedback – but the process of marking

Proof of progress Part 3

Who’s better at judging? PhDs or teachers? In Part 1 of this series I described how Comparative Judgement works and the process of designing an assessment to test Year 5 students’ writing ability.

Triple impact feedback on the EEF marking review

1.The EEF publish a review of the evidence of marking. 2. I give them some feedback. 3. The EEF respond to my criticisms. 4. Well… we could go on for ever. Feel

A marked decline? The EEF’s review of the evidence on written marking

Question: How important is it for teachers to provide written feedback on students’ work? Answer: No one knows. This is essentially the substance of the Education Endowment Foundation’s long-awaited review on written marking.

Workload Challenge: Marking

The three areas identified by teachers’ responses to the Workload Challenge as particularly burdensome were marking, planning and data and a separate report has been prepared on each. On of the problems

The role of teachers is not to make managers’ lives easier

“To supervise people, you must either surpass them in their accomplishments or despise them.” Benjamin Disraeli Questions about the purpose of education divide and bedevil: there’s no real agreement about what education is

Is it what you do or the way that you do it?

Alex Quigley has just responded to my post Two Stars and a Bloody Wish! with the revelation that it works for him and others: Using a ‘Two Stars and a Wish’ model ironically meant

Why I like ‘tick n flick’

It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. William of Ockham Tick n flick – the practice of flicking through students’ exercise books and ticking to indicate

Marking: What (some) Ofsted Inspectors (still) want

It is up to schools themselves to determine their practices and for leadership teams to justify these on their own merits rather than by reference to the inspection handbook. UPDATE: There is

Opportunity knocks: the hidden cost of bad ideas

Remember that Time is Money. He that can earn Ten Shillings a Day by his Labour, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that Day, tho’ he spends but Sixpence